Adolescent Sexual Health

TXICFW believes we should strive to provide all youth trauma-informed, comprehensive sexual health information that teaches them that they have value no matter what they have experienced in life. Current federally-funded evidence-based programs that have been adapted for disconnected youth need to be more trauma-informed, inclusive and accessible to highly transient populations such as youth in foster care, homeless or in the juvenile justice system. We also believe professionals who work with youth around sexual health best serve youth when they are supported, well-trained, practice self-care, and are connected to resources in our community. TXICFW is dedicated to working towards better adolescent sexual health interventions and further supporting the professionals in this field.  Check out our most current work related to adolescent health:

Completed Projects

30 Months of TFYHI

Screenshots from TFYHI 30 month report against pink background

The 30-month report on TFYHI progress features updates on our new partners and resources for youth and practitioners across the state. The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI) builds relationships… Read more »

24 Months of TFYHI

TFYHI 24 Month Progress Report against blue background

The TFYHI 24-month progress report provides a behind-the-scenes look at our work to unite child welfare and adolescent health system partners to improve health outcomes for youth in foster care,… Read more »

Healthy Relationships for Youth in Care

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month graphic with TFYHI logo

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we’re highlighting resources on creating healthy relationships for youth in care. Learn more with new resources from the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative. Check… Read more »

Celebrating 12 Months of TFYHI

TFYHI 12-Month Progress Report cover against blue background

The TFYHI 12-month progress report highlights successes from the past year and provides a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon. Over the last 12 months, the Texas Foster Youth… Read more »

Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative

Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative

Project Overview The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI) builds relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. In partnership with the… Read more »

Learning About Healthy Relationships

About the study Foster youth tend to interact with many people, but they have few genuine connections. Older youth are most likely to experience placement instability that impacts their ability… Read more »